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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.


Finance Manager - TDDAP

Location: Europe
Location: United Kingdom
Job Code: 3742

Description

Finance Manager –Tacking Deadly Diseases in Africa (TDDAP)

About DAI

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For over 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental health and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—pandemic threat prevention and disease control, crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, as well as private sector development and trade, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

 

Programme Overview

TDDAP is a flagship DFID programme that will focus on building the ability of partner countries and institutions to prevent and respond to health emergencies presented by exceptional disease outbreaks such as Ebola, Zika and yellow fever.  TDDAP will take an approach that both strengthens health systems in a long-term, non-disease specific way, alongside building surge capacity to respond to particular high risk epidemic diseases. At the same time, to meet Manifesto Commitments, the programme will also emphasise activities that support malaria prevention and eradication.  TDDAP will be structured around the following areas of work:

  • Working with regional and international health institutions to develop and implement a robust set of policies, programmes and capacity for preventing and responding to health emergencies.
  • Ensure that national health systems are resilient, responsive and accountable to meet the standards in the International Health Regulations (IHR).
  • Ensure that governments and regional health organisations are held accountable for preventing health emergencies and proper management of health budgets.
  • Support accurate data and evidence collection to inform responses to infectious diseases.
  • Contribute to establishment of rapid response capacity in Africa.

 

Objectives of the role

The Finance Manager will be responsible for setting up and overseeing all project financial management arrangements, regulations and procedures ensuring the highest level of accountability. As part of this they will be expected to participate in the development of the project’s internal procedures. They will manage all financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, expenditure, controls and analysis to ensure that all payments are consistent with funding decisions taken by donors and government. In order to achieve a high level of accountability they will conduct financial and management systems assessments of fund recipients, where appropriate, and arrange for / undertake audits and spot checks during contract implementation.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

These may be subject to change as the project evolves:

Specific Task and Requirements:

  • Managing the financial and administrative activities of the programme
  • Overseeing the Programme and Finance Officers in each operating country.
  • Developing and reviewing financial and administrative policies and procedures for effective management of the programme
  • Ensuring compliance therewith by all the staff and providing effective leadership and training to the finance staff
  • Coordinate processes for budget preparation within the programme and monitor strict compliance with the budgetary provisions.
  • Assist in providing regular expenditure forecast for programme funding purposes.
  • Liaise with the relevant Senior Management on financial components of operational plans and progress.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all financial books and records including those related to various bank accounts and ensure that they are frequently reconciled.
  • Ensure that all financial reports prepared by the sub-ordinate staff are properly checked.
  • Prepare periodic financial reports as management might require from time to time.
  • Prepare programme monthly financial reports and ensure that they are sent to the UK Office on timely basis.

 

Key Skills & Qualifications

  • Extensive experience overseeing finance & accounting aspects of international aid programmes (preferably for DFID).
  • Experience managing financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, expenditure, controls and analysis within donor funded projects.
  • Previous experience working and delivering results in Africa, particularly West Africa
  • Experience in implementing and managing financial control mechanisms
  • Experience managing finance teams
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and skills and experience working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and experience using health database systems
  • French fluency required
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK

 

Education:

  • A qualified accountant with postgraduate degree in accounting, finance or related field.

 

Project Implementation Start Date: expected August 2018

Project End Date: approx. late 2022

 

Deadline for Applications:   10th July 2018

 

 

 



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